Austin Butler Takes Hollywood by Storm

March 10, 2023 by | Events

When every news outlet in 2019 was listing all of the male frontrunners in the talks to play Elvis Presley in a biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann, it had been a good amount of years since I heard Austin Butler’s name in the headlines pertaining to the film. I knew in the previous year he


Ever Wanted to Work with Puppets?

March 10, 2023 by | Alumni

Dodge alum Alex U. Griffin has taken quite the unique path in the film industry after graduating from Chapman University in 2013 with his MFA in Film Production. We got the chance to interview him about his career in filmmaking and puppetry arts and how being in Chapman’s graduate program helped him along the way.


Damien Chazelle's Love Letters to Hollywood

March 6, 2023 by | Events

From blood sweat and tears to the theme of struggling artists trying to make their dreams come true, Damien Chazelle’s directorial signature on his films is hard to miss. The anxiety, intensity, and chaos of perfectionism when creating art keep us coming back to his films time and time again. Dodge College hosted a lovely


Ke Huy Quan and Brendan Fraser: The Comebacks

March 3, 2023 by | Events

Dodge College had the immense honor of hosting back-to-back Master Classes on February 22-23 with none other than this year’s Hollywood superstars and Oscar-nominated actors Ke Huy Quan and Brendan Fraser. If you saw Everything Everywhere All At Once and Waymond’s face looked familiar, you may remember actor Ke Huy Quan from Indiana Jones: Temple


Why Joe Rosenberg Loves Tár

February 28, 2023 by | Events

Dodge College had the honor of hosting a Q&A with director Todd Field followed by a screening of his most recent and Oscar-nominated film Tár on February 15. The Dodge College Career Center’s very own Joe Rosenberg moderated the Q&A. For months, since Joe saw Tár in September at Telluride, he has been non-stop talking


The Art of Casting with Russell Boast

February 17, 2023 by | Events

From outside, casting may seem like a pretty simple job. Picking the best actor for the best role. Easy, right? WRONG! You do those things, but there is so much more that goes into the art of casting than you may expect. Russell Boast held “The Art of Casting” workshop in DMAC 123 on February


Joel Coen's Not So Solo Journey

February 13, 2023 by | Events

Dodge College was able to host an intimate Q&A with renowned director – and half of one of the best filmmaking duos in Hollywood – Joel Coen including a screening of Fargo on February 8. When I hear the last name Coen, I immediately think of brothers. While we only had half of the duo,


Who Wouldn't Want to Be Friends with Colin Farrell?

February 7, 2023 by | Events

It is a confusing and painful experience being human. It is in our nature to take care of others, but we also have a duty to take care of ourselves however we see fit. We fight these little wars with the people we love every day of our lives while also being surrounded by wars


The Love of Film Bleeds From Babylon

December 8, 2022 by | Events

Damien Chazelle is one of the most skilled and illustrious directors working in the industry today. You may know him and his composer Justin Hurwitz from their previous films together – La La Land, Whiplash, First Man – but you have yet to see their most ambitious, boisterous, and cacophonous film yet: Babylon. It was


Ted Sarandos: Fate In Arizona

December 1, 2022 by | Events

Netflix has come very close to winning the Oscars for Best Picture in the past. This year, they are pushing hard with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Glass Onion is the first time Netflix has worked with a big three theater chain to distribute its films on 700 screens across the country. – uniquely

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